The most flexible and portable water filter system for providing 40 to 60 gallons per hour of potable water during an emergency or while camping. The patented PortaWell® system is a compact, two-stage water filter system that quickly provides large volumes of filtered water for your family using a combination of non-proprietary and standard commercially available filters. Portawell® is an economical and sustainable water filtration system when combined with cleanable or replacement water filters and a rechargeable 12-volt power source.
Free Shipping (Continental U.S. only)
Free Shipping (Continental U.S. only)
We have answers! Click here to send us your questions. (We really do read and answer our emails!)
The PortaWell® portable water filter system uses non-proprietary, standard sized, commercially available filters. The 10-inch PortaWell® filter housing is common to many residential under sink installations and accepts OBE (open both ends) filters that are nominally sized as 10 inches long by 2 to 2 ¾ inches in diameter.
Our two-Stage filtration system allows larger filters to be used which mean a higher filtration rate (40 to 60 gallons per hour flow rate) and fewer filter change outs/cleanings. This systems also lets you switch between filters to adapt to varying surface water contaminants
PortaWell® is powered by a standard 12-volt battery and requires less than 35 watts to operate. A small 8 Ah battery will power PortaWell® for 1 hour and provide 40 to 60 gallons of drinking water.
A 12 volt, 50-watt solar panel can recharge an 8 Ah battery in as little as 5 hrs. Additionally, a optional 110-volt AC to DC wall adapter can also be used to power PortaWell®.
Help purify your drinking water and disinfect your cooking utensils and cooking surface with our Chlorine kit. We also offer a power adapter that can allow you to plug your PortaWell® directly into the wall or into a vehicle power adapter if your battery dies or is on the charger.
Emergencies happen when you least expect them. Tornadoes, grid failures, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes or a local emergency can immediately interrupt your routine drinkable water needs. PortaWell® is an excellent choice in any Emergency Situation for your water filtering needs. It filters water up to 10X faster than other portable water filtration systems. If there is one item your family needs in an emergency to maintain health and happiness, it is the PortaWell® portable water filter system.
PortaWell® ships with three filters: a 1 micron sediment prefilter, a 0.5-micron ceramic filter and a carbon block filter. These individual filters can be mixed and matched within the two stages to treat surface water of varying conditions. Each of these filters are nominally 2 ½ x 10 inch standard size and fit into the same filter housing used in many home filtration systems. Because these are non-proprietary filters, they can be purchased from many commercial sources either online or from big box stores.
The PortaWell® system is both compact and portable, weighs less than 10 lbs and fits inside a standard 5-gallon bucket. The bucket provides a convenient container for storage and transport and is also useful for water carrying. The PortaWell® system is extremely simple for the user. Its operation is completely intuitive—raw water goes in one side, visually passes through two filter stages and potable water comes out the other side
The PortaWell® system is 100% made in the USA (designed, fabricated, and assembled). The PortaWell® support structure is fabricated from 12-gauge steel and powder coated to prevent corrosion. The self-priming diaphragm pump is robust, easily replaceable and can be run dry without damaging the pump. There are no parts that can easily be broken to render the device unusable. PortaWell is design to withstand years of use and only needing minimal maintenance (cleaning and occasional o-ring greasing).
Don’t just take out word for it. Read dozens of reviews from happy customers that have bought and used the PortaWell® system.